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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet finally out next month

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Nelly Cootalot

One year and six months ago (opens in new tab) I wrote about Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, a nice-lookin' sequel to piratical freeware adventure Nelly Cootalot, that I'd pretty much completely forgotten about until I saw this exciting news (opens in new tab). That news being that whoa, Nelly finally has a release date: March 22. The Fowl Fleet features the voices of Tom Baker and Thomas Reiner, among others (he's big in germany, apparently), and visually it's changed a lot since the Adventure Game Studio original, something creator Alisdair Beckett-King details here (opens in new tab). Smartly—considering Germany's huge point and click community—the game is fully voiced in both English and German. It's also been translated into several other languages, for your reading pleasure.

Here's a fun and funny new trailer. The game will be available on Steam, Humble, and loads of other digital stores for both PC and Mac from March 22. And, again, Tom Baker is in it, which is important.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.